At the beginning of the 21st Century monsters still roam the remote, and sometimes not so remote, corners of our planet. It is our job to search for them. The Centre for Fortean Zoology [CFZ] is - we believe - the largest professional, scientific and full-time organisation in the world dedicated to cryptozoology - the study of unknown animals. Since 1992 the CFZ has carried out an unparalleled programme of research and investigation all over the world. Since 2009 we have been running the increasingly popular CFZ Blog Network, and although there has been an American branch of the CFZ for over ten years now, it is only now that it has a dedicated blog.

Saturday, 9 May 2015


The River Medway is in Kent, England.  It has been home to unidentified monstrous creatures or at least to a single monstrous creature more than once.

On sighting (undated) was that of Jack Pocock.  It bore some resemblance to an eel, but its back was humped and it had a long snout.  Pocock, who was carrying a gun, fired a shot at it, to no effect.  He saw it again a week later and fired another shot, the outcome being that it swam away.  This occurred at a place called Pinup Ridge.

In the 1980s Richard Maan saw a strange creature curled up.  It uncurled itself and swam away.

The Medway, which is 70 miles long, flows into the Thames Estuary and is thereby connected with the sea.  Whether these creatures made their way in from the sea is another matter.

River Medway

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